For over 25 years, the Australian Childhood Foundation has been helping children recover from abuse, neglect, and family violence, but they can’t do it alone. So please, join me, and together we can try to help ensure not another child has to suffer.
Child sized mannequins were used and placed in high traffic locations around the city and then a billposter was pasted over the top of the figure so only the feet and legs could be seen. When the mannequin is removed the text “Thank you for seeing me” become visible.“
By becoming a Trauma Recovery Team Supporter, you’ll be helping the Australian Childhood Foundation continue its work to give a second chance at childhood to children who have lost so much. When children are helped to make sense of what’s happened to them, and to find care and support and love, they start to have hope for their own future, so please lend your support today.- Liam Hemsworth, ambassador
We hope you’ll join us in making the safety and recovery of traumatised children a priority, by joining me as a Trauma Recovery Team Supporter. I really believe that children who have endured so much pain and sadness should be helped to feel that they are not alone, and that they belong to a community that cares about them and wants them to be safe and happy. Together, through our support of the Trauma Recovery Team, we can help create meaningful change in the lives of so many Australian children.
I think it is important to give back to the society that supports you. To honour this, Bloom Star will be giving $1 to a different charity each month in 2012.
The first charity we will be donating to in January is the Australian Childhood Foundation. The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national charity which works to put a stop to child abuse and give children a life free of neglect and trauma. If you would like to support this cause without making a purchase, please contact me for more information. :D
“I always feel that I’m on a different page to the people around me, I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I’m pretty outspoken on a lot of things that I believe in. I’m always someone who preaches that you should be yourself and not conform to what society says of you: make decisions based on what you think is right, don’t make decisions based on fear.”
on being an ambassador for the Australian Childhood Foundation: “The world is scary enough; kids deserve to feel comfortable and, you know, it’s just about paving the path for a more positive future and bringing up kids with morals and a good education. When you’re in my position you have a responsibility to do things. People are influenced by your words and I wanna have a positive effect on people and contribute to a more positive future.”
on why became vegan: “[For] my own health, and after all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn’t continue to eat meat. The more I was aware of, the harder and harder it was to do.
So, with the facts I was gathering, and then just how I was physically feeling, I felt like I had to do something different, so I adopted this vegan-diet lifestyle.”
I had the honor to be a part of “One Kingdom” a Captive Prince fanzine along side 50+ talented artists. I did a full page illustration as well as well as one of the stickers that will be a part of a special bundle. The zine will be available for preorder at captiveprincezine.tumblr.com very soon and all profits will go towards the Australian Childhood Foundation.
Is there a relationship between your work [with the Australian Childhood Foundation] and having worked on The Hunger Games, which is about children in peril?
I didn't do it because of that but a big part of The Hunger Games stories is kids being abused and what I loved about my character is he never wanted to put up with it. He was kind of helpless to do anything about it for a long time but when he gets the chance he's ready to rise up against it.